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[PVS] Call for Paper: The 3rd International Symposium on UnifyingTheories of Programming



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                                          UTP 2010
               The 3rd International Symposium on Unifying Theories of Programming

   co-located with the 12th International Conference on Formal Engineering Methods (ICFEM 2010)

                                 ***  Call For Papers  ***

                                      Shanghai, China
                                   15-16 November, 2010
                            http://www.sei.ecnu.edu.cn/utp2010
                      http://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=utp10
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Following on the success of UTP 2006 (County Durham, UK) and UTP 2008 (Dublin, Ireland),
we are pleased to announce the UTP 2010 symposium, to be held in Shanghai, China in
November 2010, co-located with ICFEM 2010, the 12th International Conference on
Formal Engineering Methods.

Based on the pioneering work on Unifying Theories of Programming by Tony Hoare, He Jifeng
and others, the aims of the UTP Symposium series are to continue to reaffirm the significance
of the ongoing UTP project, to encourage efforts to advance it by providing a focus for
the sharing of results by those already actively contributing, and to raise awareness of
the benefits of such unifying theoretical frameworks among the wider computer science
and software engineering communities.

Of particular interest is how unification may be used to meet the goals and difficulties
to be encountered in the Grand Challenges of Computing, with particular reference to
the UK's "GC6: Dependable Systems Evolution" and its international cousin the "Verified
Software Initiative" and their shared goal of developing a Verified Software Repository.

To this end the UTP 2010 symposium welcomes contributions on the above themes as well as
others which can be related to them. Such additional themes include, but are not limited to,
relational semantics, relational algebra, healthiness conditions, normal forms,
linkage of theories, algebraic descriptions, incorporation of probabilistic programming,
timed calculi and object-based descriptions, as well as alternative programming paradigms
such as functional, logical, data-flow, and beyond. In all cases, the UTP approach should
be compared and advantages/disadvantages discussed.

Accepted papers will be published in the symposium proceedings by Springer as a volume of
the Lecture Notes in Computer Sciences. It is also planned to have a special journal issue
of Formal Aspects of Computing for revised/extended versions of selected best papers from
the UTP 2010 symposium.

Papers should be written in English not exceeding 20 pages in LNCS format
(http://www.springer.de/comp/lncs/authors.html). Submission will be via the web-based
easychair system.

Important Dates
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Abstract submission deadline: 4th June, 2010
Full-paper submission deadline: 11th June, 2010
Author notification: 30th July, 2010
Final version due: 13th August, 2010
Symposium:  15-16th November, 2010

Program Committee
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Bernhard K. Aichernig, Graz University of Technology, Austria
Hugh Anderson, National University of Singapore, Singapore
Phil Brooke, University of Teesside, UK
Andrew Butterfield, Trinity College Dublin, Ireland
Ana Cavalcanti, University of York, UK
Yifeng Chen, Peking University, China
Deepak D'Souza, IISC, India
Steve Dunne, University of Teesside, UK
Colin Fidge, Queensland University of Technology, Australia
Jeremy Gibbons, University of Oxford, UK
Lindsay Groves, Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand
Will Harwood, University of York, UK
Ian Hayes, University of Queensland, Australia
Arthur Hughes, Trinity College Dublin, Ireland
Jeremy Jacob, University of York, UK
Xiaoshan Li, University of Macao, Macao SAR, China
Zhiming Liu, UNU/IIST, Macao SAR, China
Annabelle McIver, Macquarie University, Australia
David Naumann, Stevens Institute of Technology, USA
Geguang Pu, East China Normal University, China
Shengchao Qin (chair),  Durham University, UK
Zongyan Qiu, Peking University, China
Bill Stoddart, University of Teesside, UK
Jun Sun, National University of Singapore, Singapore
Meng Sun, CWI, the Netherlands
Naijun Zhan, Institute of Software, CAS, China
Huibiao Zhu, East China Normal University, China

--
yours,
Sun Jun